Nevada Bill Seeks To Publicly Shame Online Poker Cheaters

Nevada Bill Seeks To Publicly Shame Online Poker Cheaters

The State of Nevada is considering a piece of legislation that, if enacted in its current form, would subject online poker cheaters to possible inclusion on the State’s list of lifetime banned casino players.

If enacted in 2023, the bill would become effective on Jan. 1, 2024. The Nevada Independent reported that the bill’s language will likely change over time, as the drafters reportedly didn’t intend to create a new list of banned casino-goers.

It’s a bizarre situation for a two-page bill.

At any rate, here’s the current text of the legislation, Assembly Bill No. 380:

“The Commission shall by regulation provide for the establishment of a list of persons who have been suspended or banned from an interactive gaming system for cheating. Any such list is a public record and must include, without limitation, the interactive gaming account name, full name and date of birth of any such person.”

The new regulations must:

“Require each licensed operator of interactive gaming in this State to transmit to the Board the interactive gaming account name, full name and date of birth of any such person who has been suspended or banned from the interactive gaming system.”

“Require each operator of interactive gaming that is licensed by one or more of the signatory governments to an agreement entered into by the Governor pursuant to NRS 463.747 to report to the Board the interactive gaming account name, full name and date of birth of any person who has been suspended or banned from the interactive gaming system for cheating. The provisions of this paragraph do not apply to the extent it would violate the terms of the agreement entered into by the Governor pursuant to NRS 463.747.”

“Authorize a person to appeal his or her listing upon a showing that the person’s name was wrongfully included on the list established pursuant to this section. The Commission may adopt other such regulations as it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. As used in this section, “cheat” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 465.015.”